Bangladesh cricketers pay glowing tribute to legend Maradona
Players of participating teams of Bangabandhu T20 Cup Cricket observe one-minute silence to pay homage the death of Greatest Footballer of All Time Diego Maradona, at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in the city's Mirpur on Thursday.
BSS, Dhaka :
Like the whole world, the Bangladesh cricketers are also shocked at the death of legendary footballer Diego Maradona, who died of cardiac arrest on Wednesday at the age of 60.
The cricketers expressed their love and respect towards the iconic footballer, who is considered as the greatest in this planet by many, while paying tribute.
"Mourning after mourning continues. There was no superstar bigger than you in my eyes, and never will be," Former Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza wrote in his facebook.
Mashrafe time and again expressed his desire to see Maradona from the front, but his death now ended all the possibility of meeting.
"In personal life you were the only superstar I ever wanted to see from the front."
"The pictures of perfect goals drawn by you or your feet will remain on the canvas of my mind forever. Stay fine magician on the other side," he further wrote.
"The Dribbling Master. Diego Armando Maradona. (RIP)"
Ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan said Maradona was the icon of the game itself.
"There are players who are iconic to each generation and then there are players who transcend generations and become icons of the game itself," he wrote.
"Diego Armando Maradona was a player who personified football. He was as famous on the pitch as he was infamous off it. He did everything his own way - right or wrong," the post added.
"What can't be denied is his unbelievable talent, football acumen and love for the game. Football will continue to grow and amaze us because of legends like him. Rest in peace, Diego!"
Mushfiqur Rahim said Maradona inspired generation, while paying tribute to the Argentine great.
"A legend who inspired generations. Rest in peace Diego Maradona."